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Crews monitor brush fire hot spots in PB Gardens

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Firefighters continue working Monday to extinguish hot spots at a brush fire that occurred Sunday in Palm Beach Gardens.

The fire first sparked near Kyoto Gardens Drive and Alternate A1A Sunday. Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue contained the fire Sunday but said areas of brush could smolder for days.

 

Firefighters stayed on scene overnight and will keep a close eye on the 80 acres Monday and through the week. Their goal is to extinguish hot spots before they grow big enough to re-ignite the fire.

Firefighters said wind is their biggest challenge Monday. A gust can easily blow a hot ember to drier areas and spark a new fire.

Investigators have not identified what caused the fire.

A deputy fire chief said there are a few simple steps you can take to prevent fires: 

  • Don’t throw cigarettes outside 
  • Don’t park your car on tall, dry grass
  • Be conscious about your surroundings while riding an ATV or using a lawnmower 
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